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Published by British Museum (Natural History) in London .
Written in English


  • Snakes -- Classification.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 150-156.

Series[British Museum (Natural History)] Publication, no. 653, Publication (British Museum (Natural History)) ;, no. 653.
LC ClassificationsQL666.O6 U5
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 179 p.
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5578786M
LC Control Number67091980

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